Posts Tagged: advocate

Cecil County | Volunteer Spotlight: Steven Pearson

A family man with three adult children and long-term Perryville resident, Steven Pearson has always looked for ways to “give back” to his community and help make a difference. Serving as Town Commissioner, Mayor, a member of the Board of Directors for both the Perryville Little League and Perryville Junior Football League, and his latest… Read more »

Carroll County | Four Volunteers Sworn in as CASAs

Westminster, MD – Voices for Children of Carroll County, a program dedicated to providing professionally trained volunteer advocates to ensure abused and neglected children involved in dependency court proceedings find safe, permanent homes has sworn in four (4) new Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to serve in Carroll County. Having completed 35 hours of pre-service… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Deanna Speir, CASA of Cecil County

Sometimes you just need a sign… A billboard is how this week’s volunteer spotlight, Deanna Speir of CASA of Cecil County, began her journey to volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). When she spotted a CASA billboard along Route 40 in Cecil County, she knew it was time to volunteer. Since viewing the… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Roni Ringler of CASA of Allegany County

“Once you walk into my classroom, you are mine forever.” This is the philosophy that this week’s volunteer spotlight, Roni Ringler of CASA of Allegany County, lived by throughout her 30 year teaching career. When students entered her classroom, they gained an educator who was passionate about her work and cared about her students. They… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Erin Grauer, CASA of Cecil County

With 5 children of her own, this week’s volunteer spotlight, Erin Grauer of CASA of Cecil County, knows a thing or two about working with children. Erin has been working with CASA of Cecil County for 9 months and doing a fabulous job! Erin’s journey to CASA began through a friend; when she heard about… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Pamela Alemu of CASA of Baltimore County, inc.!

No one said being a CASA volunteer was easy, but this week’s volunteer spotlight Pamela Alemu makes it look effortless! Pamela has been working with CASA of Baltimore County, Inc. for three and a half years and doing an amazing job! Pamela’s journey to CASA began when she worked for the Social Security Administration. She… Read more »

Maryland CASA Conference Kicks Off Child Abuse Prevention Month

Towson, MD — Maryland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association hosted its 11th Annual Statewide Conference on Saturday, April 1st, at the Judicial College Education & Conference Center in Annapolis, MD. More than 200 child advocates and child welfare professionals participated in the event. Focusing on the conference theme, Standing Strong for Children & Youth, attendees… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: MaryLou Plutschak of CASA of Caroline, Inc.

  With a master’s degree in counseling as well as an undergraduate background in psychology and sociology from the University of Maryland, this week’s spotlight volunteer, MaryLou Plutschak, was prepared to help children in need as a child advocate; since 2008, she has been working as a volunteer with CASA of Caroline, Inc.! MaryLou began… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Mandi Graham, CASA of Allegany County

In this week’s Volunteer Spotlight, we are featuring Mandi Graham! Mandi is a volunteer with CASA of Allegany County and has been working with them for over a year. Having first heard about the organization at an information table at her local farmers market. Mandi wanted to become more involved with her community and she… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Christie Menning

Taking a trip to the zoo. Dressing up and going trick-or-treating. Window shopping at the local mall. These are just a few of the activities that parents do with their children. For a child in foster care, however, they often have no one to do these things with them. That is where a CASA volunteer… Read more »